The use of wearable technology is increasing in the construction sector as it provides safety and security to the workers on the field.
FREMONT, CA: Wearables are not just a trend anymore. Today, these devices are more than able to count steps and track health vitalities. Wearables in construction, in particular, pose a huge potential to improve productivity and conditions at work sites. See how it works.
• Improved Safety Measures with GPS
Safety improvements are an important advantage of wearable technology in construction. Usually, wearable devices are worn on the waist belt of a worker, allowing constant connection with the supervisors of the site. If an unfortunate event takes place, wearable technology can help save the lives of workers by detection of slip and fall. The wearable-integrated GPS technology will alert supervisors to the exact location of the worker.
• Optimized Data Set
In the construction industry, manual headcounts and safety checks are prone to error and are extremely time-consuming. Using wearable technology, this manual system can be simplified by providing supervisors of construction a more accurate set of data to handle supervisory tasks. The ability of Wearable to instantly collect data enables supervisors to streamline their work and spend their time working on other areas that require their attention. The effect is more effective project management and improved worker safety.
• Wearables for Millennials
It is no secret that the skilled workforce of the construction industry is dwindling. Technology is the only way to solve this problem. The young talent has evolved with innovation and would like to see it used in the workplace. The wearable technology can be a significant force multiplier if the construction industry wants to attract fresh talents. The industry can demonstrate that it is as innovative as any other industry by implementing the latest forms of technology, including wearables.
If construction firms want to remain relevant, creative technologies such as wearable technology need to be invested. Such tools would allow businesses to attract new workers and make life easier for everyone on the site. So, now is the time for the implementation of this technology.